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Legacy Lenses With The Canon EOS R5 C - 1: EF 70~300 USM II - Rhine River

Following @Trevors lead.  😊

Camera: R5 C

Lens EF 70 ~ 300 USM II

Adapted: Canon Control Ring

Location: Rhine River, Germany

I've owned this lens for 6 yrs.

I think this demonstrates the difference in IQ between L and non L glass.

70mm, f4.5, 1/200, ISO 10070mm, f4.5, 1/200, ISO 100300mm, f6.3, 1/640, ISO 200300mm, f6.3, 1/640, ISO 200155mm, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 125155mm, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 125200mm, f7.1, 1/500, ISO 200200mm, f7.1, 1/500, ISO 200

200mm, f5.6, 1/400, ISO 500200mm, f5.6, 1/400, ISO 500120mm, f5.0, 1/320, ISO 125120mm, f5.0, 1/320, ISO 125135mm, f5.6, 1/320, ISO 200135mm, f5.6, 1/320, ISO 200238mm, f6.3, 1/500, ISO 125238mm, f6.3, 1/500, ISO 125200mm, f7.1, 1/400, ISO 160200mm, f7.1, 1/400, ISO 16090mm, f5.6, 1/320, ISO 10090mm, f5.6, 1/320, ISO 100182mm, f7.1, 1/400, ISO 160182mm, f7.1, 1/400, ISO 16070mm, f4.0, 1/200, ISO 50070mm, f4.0, 1/200, ISO 500143mm, f5.0, 1/320, ISO 500143mm, f5.0, 1/320, ISO 500

Bay Area - CA

~R5 C ( ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100 Macro, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring, BG-R10

~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DaVinci Resolve ~Windows11 Pro ~ImageClass MF644Cdw ~Pixel6 ~CarePaks Are Worth It


Magnificent photos! You show both the modern and old architecture of Europe.

Story: My friend is a British ex-pat. His family lives in a house built in the 1600s. Met a family who went to a church in Germany; church was built in the 1600s.

Canon EOS T7; EF-S 18-55mm IS; EF 28-135mm IS; EF 75-300mm; Sigma 150-600mm DG


Who says you need wide angle to do architectural work - particularly effective for castles!   I really like the EF 70-300 IS USM MkII.  I was torn very much between keeping that or the L version when I began my downsizing, and in the end the L won out.  The optics and build are great and the focus is blazing fast.  It also worked really well with the R5 and R6 when I tried it on them.

That said, the gear goes so far, the rest is down to the photographer, and your skill is apparent in these images!

cheers, TREVOR

Before you ask us, have you looked in the manual or on the Canon Support Site?
"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

Thank you both.  I purchased this lens on its release and used it with a T6s.  It was well received by the industry and except for being a little soft at edges when wide open it does a very well.  You have to peep pretty hard to see it.  Its compact, lightweight and great for travel.  Its also very affordable.  I choose to highlight it after @Trevors wonderful L Series showcase.  The lens performed well, and allowed me to reach subjects some up to 500 yrds away.  It has a lot of life left, but has been replaced with a RF 100 ~ 400 and 100 ~ 500.  


Bay Area - CA

~R5 C ( ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100 Macro, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring, BG-R10

~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DaVinci Resolve ~Windows11 Pro ~ImageClass MF644Cdw ~Pixel6 ~CarePaks Are Worth It